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Pokémon Go Ultra Unlock Time event guide: Timed Research and rewards

Lots of rock-types and fossils!

Dialga will be the star of March’s raids Niantic/The Pokémon Company

A special Pokémon Go time-themed Ultra Unlock bonus event is taking place, since players completed goals during Pokémon Go Fest. The event features the usual event things, like increased spawns, new Shiny Pokémon, and research tasks. Our Pokémon Go guide will list out the Timed Research and rewards, potential event Field Research you can get, and list out the spawns.

The event runs from July 23 until Aug. 3, when it will be followed by part of the Ultra Unlock event, which will focus on space. Notably, these spawns make it a very good time to work on “Let’s Go, Meltan” Special Research Tasks, if you still have them.

Check out the Field Research, Timed Research, and special bonuses below.

Pokémon Go Ultra Unlock Part 1 Timed Research steps

Ultra Unlock Part 1 step 1 of 5

  • Catch 10 Pokémon (Diglett encounter)
  • Use 5 berries to help catch Pokémon (Drilbur encounter)
  • Catch 5 different species of Pokémon (5 Nanab Berries)

Rewards: 10 Poké Balls, 483 XP, 3 Ultra Balls

Ultra Unlock Part 1 step 2 of 5

  • Catch 5 Voltorb (Magnemite encounter)
  • Transfer 7 Pokémon (7 Ultra Balls)
  • Send 3 gifts to friends (3 Pinap Berries)

Rewards: 5 Great Balls, 483 XP, 3 Ultra Balls

Ultra Unlock Part 1 step 3 of 5

  • Catch 10 Omanyte or Kabuto (Aerodactyl encounter)
  • Power up Pokémon 5 times (3 Max Revives)
  • Earn 5 hearts with your buddy (7 Razz Berries)

Rewards: 15 Poké Ball, 483 XP, 3 Ultra Balls

Ultra Unlock Part 1 step 4 of 5

  • Catch 7 Porygon (1 Upgrade)
  • Evolve a Pokémon (8 Ultra Balls)
  • Use 10 berries to help catch Pokémon (5 Pinap Berries)

Rewards: 10 Great Balls, 483 XP, 3 Ultra Balls

Ultra Unlock Part 1 step 5 of 5

  • Catch 15 rock-type Pokémon (Onix encounter)
  • Win a raid (Shieldon encounter)
  • Power up Pokémon 7 times (Cranidos encounter)

Reward: 30 Poké Balls, 3 Ultra Balls, 2,000 Stardust

Pokémon Go Ultra Unlock Time Field Research and rewards

Task Reward
Task Reward
Spin 10 Poké Stops or gyms 10 Poké Balls
Catch 3 Pokémon with weather boost 2 Pinap Berries
Earn a candy walking with your buddy 3 Ultra Balls
Win a raid in under 60 seconds Cranidos encounter
Hatch an egg Shieldon encounter

Increased Pokémon Spawns for Ultra Unlock Part 1: Space

  • Voltorb
  • Porygon
  • Omanyte
  • Kabuto
  • Aron
  • Baltoy
  • Lileep
  • Anorith
  • Beldum
  • Cranidos
  • Shieldon

Shieldon and Cranidos are also available Shiny for the first time.

Shiny and regular Shieldon and Bastiodon. Both Shinies have dark blue features instead of dark grey. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic/The Pokémon Company
Shiny and normal Cranidos and Rhampardos. Both Shinies have pink accents instead of blue. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic/The Pokémon Company

7-kilometer egg Pokémon for Ultra Unlock Part 1: Space

  • Omanyte
  • Kabuto
  • Aerodactyl
  • Lileep
  • Anorith
  • Cranidos
  • Shieldon

Raid Pokémon for Ultra Unlock Part 1: Space

  • Unown U
  • Cranidos
  • Shieldon
  • Bronzor
  • Klink
  • Magneton
  • Aerodactyl
  • Porygon2
  • Golurk
  • Dialga

Dialga is also available Shiny for the first time.

Shiny and regular Dialga. Shiny Dialga is a teal green with bright green accents. Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Image sources: Niantic/The Pokémon Company